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SD1867 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.12 SD1 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws.
S.22 SD136 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 22) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.35 SD501 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 35) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Linda Dorcena Forry, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation regarding pathways to family economic self-sufficiency . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.80 SD711 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 80) of Michael Barrett, Cleon H. Turner, Paul McMurtry, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.135 HD364 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of James J. O'Day and others relative to housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.204 SD1632 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 204) of Harriette L. Chandler, Frank I. Smizik, James B. Eldridge, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to teaching excellence. Education.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.209 SD34 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 209) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth and sex education. Education.
H.235 HD2891 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 235) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.291 SD878 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 291) of Patricia D. Jehlen, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.297 SD344 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Thomas M. McGee, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence. Elder Affairs.
S.299 SD1057 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 299) of Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger, James J. O'Day, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to assist families care for elders. Elder Affairs.
S.310 SD1166 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly, James J. O'Day and others for legislation to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
S.313 SD436 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish online voter registration. Election Laws.
S.314 SD1139 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kenneth I. Gordon, Kay Khan, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish election day registration. Election Laws.
S.316 SD179 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 316) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Harriette L. Chandler, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pre-registration of voters. Election Laws.
S.327 SD1562 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 327) of Barry R. Finegold, Sal N. DiDomenico, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform election laws. Election Laws.
S.331 SD402 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 331) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Martha M. Walz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
S.332 SD496 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 332) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Kay Khan, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
S.343 SD366 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 343) of William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jonathan Hecht, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend the Environmental Joint Powers Agreement that created the A-B-C Stormwater Flooding Board. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.359 SD1112 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 359) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Thomas P. Conroy, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to plastic bag reduction. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.381 SD1226 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 381) of Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.401 SD1095 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401) of Karen E. Spilka, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Thomas M. Stanley, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.488 SD462 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 488) of Michael J. Rodrigues, John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a consumer bill of rights in tiered and reduced network health plans. Financial Services.
S.503 SD373 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 503) of Katherine M. Clark, John V. Fernandes, Karen E. Spilka, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to transfer assests by MassHealth members. Health Care Financing.
S.557 SD754 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Marc R. Pacheco, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Walter F. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Health Care Financing.
S.572 SD875 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Daniel A. Wolf, Michael Barrett, Tom Sannicandro, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure effective health care cost control. Health Care Financing.
S.577 SD1445 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 577) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.585 SD189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher Education.
S.587 SD210 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 587) of Karen E. Spilka, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.633 SD657 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of William N. Brownsberger, Harriette L. Chandler, Katherine M. Clark, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases. The Judiciary.
S.641 SD69 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 641) of Harriette L. Chandler, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update public health laws. The Judiciary.
S.643 SD568 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Cynthia S. Creem, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
H.646 HD136 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 646) of Ellen Story and others relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method, so-called, in primary elections. Election Laws.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
S.684 SD1204 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special juveniles. The Judiciary.
S.741 SD1690 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas M. Stanley, Martha M. Walz, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
S.791 SD214 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 791) of Karen E. Spilka, Gerald T. Leone, Middlesex District Attorney, Thomas M. Stanley, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit the setting of both cash bail and pretrial conditions in domestic violence matters. The Judiciary.
S.796 SD362 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 796) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
S.847 SD611 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 847) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to econmically stabilize displaced service workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.858 SD782 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 858) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.863 HD122 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 863) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.878 SD752 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Marc R. Pacheco, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael D. Brady, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.882 SD488 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a domestic workers bill of rights. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.900 SD861 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Daniel A. Wolf, Patricia D. Jehlen, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish earned paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.908 SD777 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.909 SD781 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
S.999 SD35 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 999) of Katherine M. Clark, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the responsible counseling of pregnant women. Public Health.
S.1003 SD231 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1003) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.1008 SD1108 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, John J. Lawn, Jr., William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to screenings for congenital heart defects for newborns. Public Health.
S.1051 SD1381 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1051) of Mark C. Montigny, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Patricia D. Jehlen, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent undue influence on prescriber behavior . Public Health.
S.1105 SD672 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1105) of James E. Timilty, James J. Dwyer, Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate tanning facilities. Public Health.
S.1108 SD879 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Cleon H. Turner, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce. Public Health.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
S.1145 SD1408 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Michael R. Knapik, James T. Welch, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the 104th fighter wing fire department. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1171 SD447 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1171) of Karen E. Spilka, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1274 SD1672 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1274) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation relative to the transfer of retireees to a Medicare health plan. Public Service.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1313 SD555 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1313) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Thomas P. Kennedy, James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to invest in our communities and tax exemptions. Revenue.
S.1563 SD874 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1563) of Daniel A. Wolf, John F. Keenan, Ruth B. Balser, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an annual Service and Volunteerism day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1573 SD844 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1573) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sean Garballey, Kay Khan, Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1588 SD522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1640 SD731 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1640) of William N. Brownsberger, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
S.1707 SD1144 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1707) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for public input into public transit decisions. Transportation.
H.1767 HD968 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1767) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further define comparable work. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1799 HD1235 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1799) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1825 Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
S.1949 Senate, Thursday, December 5, 2013 – Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Jehlen and Donnelly) to the House Bill directing the Somerville Retirement Board to retire Mario Oliveira, a police officer of the city of Somerville (House, No. 3654).
S.1965 SD1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.2002 HD690 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2002) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities. Public Health.
S.2028 SD1997 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2084 HD2613 By Representative Sciortino of Medford and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2084) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Patricia D. Jehlen and others that the Department of Public Health develop criteria and provide recommendations for removing barriers to cost-effective health care. Public Health.
H.2092 HD126 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2092) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.3285 HD3277 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3285) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the issuance of motor vehicle driver’s licenses to persons ineligible for a social security cards . Transportation.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3825 HD3965 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Randy Hunt and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to mandated treatment and monitoring of nonviolent offenders with substance addictions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

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  • University of Massachusetts, BA in Labor Studies
  • Graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union Program
  • Mass. Senate (2009-present)
Fourth Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Woburn and the towns of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington and Lexington, precincts 1 and 2 and 4 to 7, inclusive, in the county of Middlesex.

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